LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding organisations, offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 years, helping hundreds of thousands of candidates of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills. LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual – but they are also about empowerment.

“Our ultimate aim is to provide all people with the opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be a success: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas.”

LAMDA, 2015

At EBA, students have the opportunity to develop their interpretive, technical and communication skills. Classes also promote an interest in theatre and offer students the prospect to develop their confidence not only in performance but as an essential life skill.

Solo Introductory
5 – 8 years

LAMDA Solo Introductory examinations are designed to develop basic communication skills and to introduce the learner to the LAMDA suite of graded examinations in Communication and Performance. Learners will speak one poem from memory, audibly and clearly with some appreciation of meaning and maintain a short conversation with the examiner about a favourite toy/object (Stage 1), a favourite picture/photograph/postcard (Stage 2) or a favourite book (Stage 3).

LAMDA Acting Grades 1-8
8+ years

LAMDA Graded Examinations in Performance: Acting are designed to develop the skills necessary to communicate dramatic text to an audience, displaying a development in interpretative and technical skills and a knowledge of the performance process. Students will perform a piece/pieces of dramatic text to an examiner and be able to discuss the character they portray and their emotions within the scene. At higher grades, students are expected to demonstrate a sense of ownership and self-awareness in their characterisation. Presentation will be grounded in thorough and relevant preparation. students will combine physical and vocal flexibility to support and inform characterisation and engage the audience.

All LAMDA lessons are 30 minutes in duration and tuition is delivered individually, in pairs where students can learn a duologue as well as a monologue, or in small groups. Students will have the opportunity to take LAMDA examinations yearly.